Center for Contract and Economic Organization
Program in the Law and Economics of Capital Markets
It is a great honor to be asked to offer a few remarks to such an august gathering. But I must confess to having had a certain puzzlement when the invitation to speak to the Law Review banquet first came. I asked one of my colleagues, "Why would they have asked me?" "It's obvious," he replied. "Their first three choices turned them down."
With that in mind, I asked my secretary, "What do they want me to talk about?" "The Future of Legal Education," she replied (somewhat portentously). This suggestion didn't ring quite true to me. I have been to many Law Review banquets and not once has the after-dinner speaker talked about the future of legal education. So I sought some assistance from a managing board member at a function several weeks later. "Be honest, what should I do?" Her candid reply: "Keep it short and sweet, but above all, focus on us." Well, as my colleagues will tell you, I don't do short. But I can try to do sweet. And it will certainly be about you.
Robert E. Scott,
Twenty-Five Years through the Virginia Law Review (with Gun and Camera),
Va. L. Rev.
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